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RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhüttl to leave the club

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Reports in Germany suggest RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhüttl will leave after two years at the Bundesliga club. The Austrian took Leipzig in to the Champions League but the club have underperformed this term.

A number of German outlets reported on Wednesday that the 50-year-old would depart after Leipzig missed out on a second year of Champions League football following a 6th-placed finish.

After impressing in guiding Ingolstadt out of 2.Bundesliga trouble and in to the top flight, Hasenhüttl moved to Leipzig for their debut Bundesliga campaign in 2016-17.

His young, exciting side - featuring the likes of Naby Keita and Timo Werner - were an immediate success, topping the Bundesliga until they were defeated by Bayern Munich in December, before eventually finishing 2nd.

The Red Bulls narrowly dropped out of the Champions League at the group stage this season but did enough to enter the Europa League, where they fell to French side Marseille in the quarterfinals.

But their European adventures took their toll and Leipzig, whose ownership model has provoked fury among some German football fans, lost 11 league games, eventually finishing 14 points behind their total from the previous campaign.

Though he has long been linked with English club Arsenal, the Premier League outfit now look to be exploring other options for the position recently vacated by Arsene Wenger.

Early reports suggest Leipzig may look to Marco Rose, currently coach of sister club Red Bull Salzburg, or ask sporting director Ralf Rangnick to take the coaching reins for a year while they wait for Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann to become available.

https://www.dw.com/en/rb-leipzig-coach-ralph-hasenhüttl-to-leave-the-club-reports/a-43805785

 

Trouble at Red Bull, lovely.

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Unexpected really. I can see lots of clubs going for him. Maybe even Dortmund. Things with Favre seem far from done and dusted. 

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Bayern were interested in him at some point as well, I think?

EDIT: also it's official now, he's leaving Leipzig after asking them to terminate his contract :o 

 

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He was a good fit for Leipzig. Never liked him :P

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Can't stand him too.

Wonder who'll be the new coach now. I think Salzburg's Marco Rose already said he doesn't want to go to Leipzig. Rangnick to make his return as a coach? 

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